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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 19, 2006

CONTACT: Steve Tompkins
(617) 961-6650


SHERIFF’S DEPARMENT INVITES ROBERT LEWIS JR. TO COMMON GROUND CABLE SHOW


Boston – This week on Common Ground, the cable TV show of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, Chief of External Affairs Steve Tompkins will welcome Robert Lewis Jr., Director of Boston Centers for Youth and Families, as his guest. Lewis, who was recently a panelist for Sheriff Cabral’s community forum, "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle: The Rise of the Female Offender," will discuss his work in the community, as well his Girls’ Summit, which will convene August 12. Lewis oversees forty–six community centers across Boston and in the 1990’s created Street Workers, a youth outreach initiative.

"I see Robert Lewis Jr as the ultimate man on the streets, working in the communities to effectuate positivity," says Chief Tompkins of Lewis. "It is an honor to have a real, dedicated public servant talk about the issues that are important to him on our show."

Common Ground airs Thursdays at 1:30 PM on Boston Neighborhood Network Channel 9, with re– runs Thursday nights and Friday mornings. This week’s show will broadcast live, giving viewers the opportunity to call in with questions and comments.


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